Mjollnir (381) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2010 375mL bottle. Pours dark red to black without much of a head. Faint aroma of burnt malt and yeast extract. Tastes like a slightly burnt chocolate biscuit really. Light-medium bodied, soft carbonation with a lingering bitter and slightly astringent finish.
DeliriumT (349) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with white head. Aroma is harsh metallic hops with roasty chocolate and caramel hints. Flavour is overwhelmed by the poor hops which buries the more robust flavours which Guinness is known for. Do yourself a favour fellow Aussies, steer clear of the extra stout and go for the "draught" version in the can
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KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very big taste, bitter sourness due to the amount of iron from what I hear, on tap in Dublin it comes out like toast and milk
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown in colour with a persistant mocha foam. Light malty aromas show through a hint of yeastyness. The flavour rich malt and quite an estery dry finish....
mattyhennessy (148) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2013
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours jet black with a light tan head. Taste is very metallic and masks the chocolate and coffee flavours. The hops are not balanced. Little aroma present. A drinkable stout, but not a memorable one.
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cola colored with ruby highlights, large 2 finger frothy head. Aromas of leather, Vegemite, sweet toffee. The taste is similar but as others have mentioned, it has a metallic edge & lacks the creaminess of proper Guinness. Medium bodied. Not horrible but not great.
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gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a thick brown head,with some good coffee aromas,taste is fairly standard but miles ahead of the draught.
hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 Pored from a 750ml bottle, for such a big name I’m sorely disappointed, i hope it tastes better on tap. Not much of an aroma, i could pick up a bit of roast though. quite dry in the mouth, roast, toffee and a slight red wine flavour. Slight bitter finish.
Marc18 (28) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Could not believe how poorly Guinness has travelled to Oz. The hop balance is off, leaving a sharp metallic taste with none of the substance I expect as a devout Guinness fan. Comparing this version to the tap versions found in Dublin means ratings suffer terribly, sadly. At least much of the warming appearance remains.
philgill (12) - - MAY 8, 2013
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Wow, feel like writing to the irish embassy to complain about just how bad and far removed this is from the Guinness at home. So rare in my life I have been unable to finish a beer due to It being so crappy. The hoppiness is all wrong, metallic, horrible. Tastes like licking a chernobilese window after an easterly wind